Merleau-Ponty and the Paradoxes of Expression: Workshop with Donald A. Landes

Wednesday, 18th May 2016, 1.00-5.30pm
Newman House, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

Registration Open: University College Dublin, School of Philosophy

Workshop with Donald A. Landes (Université Laval, Québec), translator of Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology of Perception (Routledge, 2012), to discuss his recent monograph: Merleau-Ponty and the Paradoxes of Expression (Bloomsbury, 2013)

All are welcome, registration is free but places are limited.

Organized by Danielle Petherbridge (Philosophy, UCD) and Luna Dolezal (Philosophy, Durham/TCD). To register please send an email to Luna Dolezal at:

Provisional Programme:

1pm Luna Dolezal (Durham University/Trinity College Dublin)
Opening Remarks

1.30 – 2.00 – Jonathan Mitchell (University College Dublin)
Expression and the Structure of Behaviour

2.00 – 2.30 – Tim Mooney (University College Dublin)
The Phenomenology of Perception

2.30 – 3.00 – Danielle Petherbridge (University College Dublin)
Merleau-Ponty and the Politics of Expression

3.00 – 3.30 – Coffee Break

3.30 – 4.00 – Francis Halsall (National College of Art and Design)
The Threads of Silence: On Expression and Art

4.00 – 4.30 – Felix O’Murchadha (NUI Galway)
The Paradoxes of Expression and Merleau-Ponty’s late work

4.30 – 4.45 – Coffee Break

4.45 – 5.30 – Donald Landes (Université Laval, Québec)

Reply and General Discussion